When the Nazis went from mechanically executing their victims (shooting) to chemically executing them (gassing), one motivation for doing so was their desire to create some distance between themselves and their victims.
The Nazis had discovered that when you order men to spend their days sitting on the rim of a large hole in the ground, machine gunning people who are being marched into the hole, you will eventually destroy the men on the rim. They found that mentally healthy people are not capable of indiscriminately slaughtering people they do not know and do not hate, without paying a terrible price.
That’s an issue the gas chambers were meant to address. They were intended to make certain that the killing continued, but without the killers having to see it.
In my book, Lime 5, I detailed many accounts of abortionists having severe emotional problems that are often frighteningly similar to those experienced by the Nazis. Many express profound problems related to having to see the unborn child, and more than one has openly stated that a major benefit of RU486 is that it will insulate abortionists from the emotional trauma of the procedure. They can give the customer the pill and she can expel her dead child in the toilet at home. So even if RU486 does not eliminate the emotional trauma, it will at least transfer it from the abortionists to the women involved.
The gas used by the Nazis, Zyklon B, was developed and manufactured by a German pharmaceutical company named I.G. Farben. After the war, the name I.G. Farben was internationally associated with the holocaust, especially after documentation was uncovered indicating that company engineers actually designed the gas chambers in which millions perished. In order to survive, company leaders knew they would have to break all ties with their past. Toward that end, one of the first decisions they made was to change the name of the company.
So I.G. Farben became known as Hoechst AG. Today, the company is a pharmaceutical giant with subsidiaries all over the world including the United States. And in a chilling irony, the company is once again coming to the rescue of killers who need to be insulated from their victims. You see, one of Hoechst’s subsidiaries is a French company named Roussel Uclaf – the developer and manufacturer of RU486.